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Gold eyes record high, ASX probes resistance: Asian Open

Gold took full advantage of lower yields on Friday to accelerate into its record high, leaving the question as to whether it can break above this key milestone or present us with a desirable pullback first. The ASX 200 is also considering a break above its 200-day MA.

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AUD/USD, gold stall around key levels ahead of US inflation: Asian Open

The US PCE inflation report is arguably the event of the week, and with traders having vigorously sold the US dollar ahead of it I am left wondering if it is a case of ‘sell the rumour, buy the fact’ – especially if it comes on hot. And with AUD/USD and gold stalling around key levels on Wednesday, the potential for mean reversion seems apparent.

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November 30, 2023 09:40 AM
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NZ dollar takes flight as RBNZ strike a hawkish tone (NZD/USD, AUD/NZD)

Whilst the RBNZ were expected to hold, their statement struck a hawkish tone by stating that “inflation remains too high”. And with traders front-loading a weak CPI print for the US later this week it has catapulted the New Zealand dollar higher.

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November 29, 2023 01:12 PM

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AUD/USD hits resistance pre-CPI as USD/JPY, USD/CNH probe support: Asian Open

With USD/CNH and USD/JPY probing key support levels, we may require a break of them for AUD/USD to stand a chance of continuing its strong rally (which met strong resistance on Tuesday). Unless of course Australia is treated to an uncomfortably hot inflation report today, which could fan fears of another RBA hike.

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November 29, 2023 08:46 AM

AUD/USD, ASX 200 continue to go their separate ways: Asian Open

Two milestones were set on Monday for two key Australian markets, which saw AUD/USD close above its 200-day average for the first time in four months and the ASX 200 close below 7,000.

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November 28, 2023 09:26 AM

USD/JPY bulls eye break of 150, Crude oil is flat for the year: Asian Open

A sharp reversal on USD/JPY last week brings a potential break above 150 in to focus, assuming the US dollar can find a bid and USD/CNH continues to hold above its 200-day MA. Meanwhile, crude oil has handed back all of its 2023 gains and it is a very fine line before the bias for a move to $80 becomes invalidated.

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November 27, 2023 08:58 AM
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US dollar set to bounce? Crude oil bulls eye $80, ASX 200 bears eye 6950

The US dollar held a key support level on Thursday, which could provide the platform for a bounce today if all goes well. Crude oil continues to hint at its own potential bounce, whilst the ASX 200 appears to have formed a swing high on the daily chart.

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November 24, 2023 09:03 AM
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Gold falters around $2k, crude oil looks set for a pre-OPEC bounce: Asian Open

Gold has formed a double top around $2000 which leaves the potential for a pullback before its next leg higher. And crude oil shows the potential for a bounce towards $80 or $82 ahead of next week's OPEC meeting.

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November 23, 2023 08:53 AM
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US dollar bears running out of steam? AUD/USD, USD/JPY: Asian Open

We watched with bated breath to see if USD/CNH would break its 200-day average on Tuesday and pave the way for the next bout of US dollar weakness. Yet with that key level holding as support, it leaves room for some US dollar strength, a higher USD/JPY and weaker AUD/USD.

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November 22, 2023 09:26 AM
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AUD/USD, RBA mins in focus, Nasdaq tracks Thanksgiving seasonality: Asian Open

We're on the lookout for any hawkish undertone in today's RBA minutes - given the RBA's statement was deemed to be less hawkish than expected. Failure to do so could see AUD/USD hand back some of it's gains. The Nasdaq is also following its seasonaly tendency to rise into Thanksgiving.

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November 21, 2023 09:22 AM
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AUD/USD, USD/JPY forecast: Asian Open – Nov 20, 2023

With a bullish engulfing week and day for AUD/USD on Friday, can the Aussie muster up the strength for a breakout above key resistance? And if losses on USD/CNH are anything to go by, perhaps USD/JPY is preparing to follow suit.

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November 20, 2023 09:06 AM

AUD/USD traders eye employment data, crude oil bears return: Asian Open

Whilst AUD/USD failed to hold onto its breakout gains seen on Wednesday, it may stand a better chance today if employment data is punchy enough. And crude oil bears have returned from their short hiatus to drive prices lower from $80 resistance.

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November 16, 2023 09:14 AM

AUD/USD eyes breakout, bonds yields get smashed post CPI: Asian Open

Hopes that the Fed have reached their terminal rate were revived with a softer-than-expected US inflation report. Earlier comments from Fed officials (namely Powell) had rekindled concerns that the Fed may have another hike up their sleeve, yet with CPI and core CPI reads all undershooting consensus estimates, risk-on returned in a big way.

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November 15, 2023 09:15 AM

WTI crude oil mean reversion kicks in, ASX for 7100? Asian Open

WTI crude oil rose for a second day after the monthly OPEC report played down demand concerns and blamed speculators for oil's recent decline. A move to $80 at a minimum or $83 could now be on the cards. We also have a near-term bullish bias on the ASX 200.

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November 14, 2023 09:02 AM

AUD/USD, S&500 analysis: Asian Open – Nov 13, 2013

The S&P 500 continues to defy gravity and appears on the cup of breaking above a key resistance level. And whilst AUD/USD fell for five days last week, it is fast approaching a key support level that has been favourable to dip buyers in recent times.

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November 13, 2023 09:08 AM
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USD/JPY rises to resistance, USD ready to retrace? Asian Open

If the BOJ were going to intervene, it could be argued they'd have done it already. But that doesn't mean the market can't do some of the work for them by sending USD/JPY lower from key resistance levels. And if the US dollar pulls back as I suspect, it places USD/JPY short onto the watchlist.

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November 9, 2023 08:44 AM

WTI continues to defy the consensus, AUD/USD falls post RBA: Asian Open

WTI fell over 4% to a 4-month low on Tuesday after slicing through $80. AUD/USD was also the weakest FX major after the RBA's statement lacked the level of hawkishness traders were seemingly positioned for.

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November 8, 2023 08:33 AM

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AUD/USD, ASX 200 tread water ahead of expected RBA hike: Asian Open

With an overwhelming majority now backing a 25bp RBA hike today, the RBA may need to deliver a hawkish hike for AUD/USD to stand any chance of a sustainable break above resistance and send the ASX 200 materially lower.

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November 7, 2023 09:00 AM

AUD/USD surges ahead of RBA’s expected rate hike: Asian Open

AUD/USD finally saw the break above 64c that we have been anticipating, on renewed bets of an RBA hike alongside a weaker nonfarm payrolls report.

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November 6, 2023 09:16 AM

AUD/USD looks comfy above 64c, as does WTI above $80: Asian Open

AUD/USD produced a clear and decisive break and, unless we see an abnormally strong nonfarm payroll later today, I suspect the Aussie could be headed for 65c. WTI crude oil is also trying to turn higher just above $80 which places a potential bounce on the cards.

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November 3, 2023 09:46 AM

AUD/USD on verge of breakout? ASX 200 perk up: Asian Open – Nov 2 2023

AUD/USD has continued to defy bears with a sustainable break below 63c. And with momentum now turning higher and a bullish engulfing candle closing on a key resistance level, I'm on high alert for a bullish breakout. The ASX 200 also shows some appetite for further gains, as long as it can also break a key resistance level nearby.

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November 2, 2023 09:21 AM

USD/JPY implied volatility spikes ahead of BOJ: Asian Open – 31/10/2023

1-day implied volatility has blown out on USD/JPY ahead of today’s BOJ meeting, with its 100-pip implied move coming in at 292% of its 20-day average and the 5-day implied volatility sitting at 179 pips.

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October 31, 2023 07:50 AM